Intégral’s design duo—Jean Beaudoin and Ruedi Baur—will take up the challenge of designing the environment for the World Design Summit Montréal.
Drawing on their collaborative work on the identity and lighting plan for Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles, the architect and the graphic designer—long-time advocates for a transdisciplinary practice serving the quality of the built landscape and community life—will be working closely with the 2017 WDS team on design, signage, and programming support for exhibitors at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
Jean Beaudoin brings his research and experience to the planning of ephemeral projects, such as the first winter installation at the Place des Festivals in Montréal and construction sites in the city of Nantes, France.
Ruedi Baur will oversee the design showcasing the 108 event topics and the integration of signage components. In addition to his public appearances with the Civic City organization, Ruedi uses his expertise to ensure coherence through unifying visual strategies. Ruedi is the designer of signage projects for the Centre Pompidou and the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris, the New School in New York, and the UN in Geneva.
Building on the identity of the host city, the Red Hand will celebrate community life with the Palais des congrès as the main link between its two homes, featuring two different experiences: the 4 Seasons Platform to the east and the Ephemeral Garden and 6 Disciplines Square to the west.
Installed above the street will be temporary, dynamic signage displaying information on the Summit’s themes, topics, activities, disciplines, associations, and exhibitors.
Expo Dates: Oct 17th-20th 2017